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Village Green tour of gardens 2013

Vera Johnson

Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Village Green tour of gardens 2013

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White Center Garden tour Ended Free  

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July 20th, 2013. and it's FREE!!!   Garden touring has been happeing in White Center for 19 years now, drawing tour goers from the Olympic peninsula all the way to Portland.

After the Tour from 4-6pm, you are welcome to join us back at Village Green

Village Green and DiverLaura team up to Fight Tox-Ick

PHOTO/MEDIA OP: RAIN GARDEN tour of WHITE CENTER followed by UNDERWATER VIDEO FOOTAGE of POLLUTED RUNOFF and a presentation “Don’t Feed the Monster – 7 Simple Actions to PROTECT and help RESTORE Puget Sound”

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Puget Sound needs YOU!  Come learn what you can do to PROTECT and RESTORE our local waterways.  Become a Ambassador and help us spread the word.

WHEN: July 20, 2013 from 4:00 to 6 p.m.  Rain Garden tours will be held from 10am to 4pm.

WHERE: Village Green Perennial Nursery -  10223 26th Ave SW Seattle WA, 98146    206-767-7735

History of the tour...  Roughly 20 years ago, the White Center Garden Tour was conceived as a single-year event by Peggy Weiss to create a positive news story about the community. The idea was that a free garden tour would attract people to White Center to learn about our interesting history, visit our local businesses, and go away with an improved image of the community we love.
Peggy sought to create a network of gardeners and others with an interest in horticulture, aesthetics and community development, who could help to build and strengthen civic life in the area. That first tour, which featured 10 residential, community-based and commercial gardens, was so surprisingly successful that she decided to make the tour an annual event.
With the help and support of local businesses, including the Chamber of Commerce, the tour has grown increasingly popular. The tour has showcased more than 160 garden sites and attracted more than 40,000 people (and untold revenue) to White Center. In 2005 I was asked to take over the tour, and was not ready to. In 2013 I made the decision that it is time. Thank you for joining us.  Have fun!
10 gardens will be featured on this tour, 3 having rain gardens. Rain gardens are a very important way of handling our rain fall to prevent erosion and allow for water filtering into the soil./
Come and learn about how this works!
Maps will be made as a download file from the Facebook page as well as online at
PLEASE NOTE...Stephen Lamphears address number is correct, however the maps shows the wrong location... The garden is 4 blocks south of SW 116th on 18th Ave SW end of street - one block west of intersection of SW 116th & 16th/Ambaum SW.
Contact Vera  Village Green Perennial Nursery for any questions regarding this event and to sign up for the email list to find out more.
Have questions about Village Green tour of gardens 2013? Contact Vera Johnson

When & Where

Village Green tour of gardens in White Center
10223 26th Avenue Southwest
Seattle, WA 98146

Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Vera Johnson

 I enjoy gardening, but it's more than that. It's a lifestyle.  Taking life slower and living in relationship with our earth and it's creatures. Listening deeply and paying attention to what the plants and animals need. I prefer the old ways of living. It's in my blood to work the soil. My great-grandmother grew all the food for 13 children on a farm in Ohio.

I grew up scavenging through barns full of old parts, with my father, to repair broken tubs, faucets, floors, cabinets, you name it, my dad fixed it for his customers. I ran through orchards and ate fruit until I was full and satisfied.   I spent my childhood in the woods hunting morel mushrooms.

I can't imagine not caring about the earth, not recycling, not working with my hands. It simply does not compute.

I hope you can see my passions for living sustainably in reverence for our precious earth and take a piece/idea of it with you to carry out in your own home.



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